Intercessor:   Dear Lord, We come to you in prayer among many frightening changes in the world. We feel we have lost our “usual” patterns of daily life. Each day comes with new concerns and uncertainties. Lord, these are human thoughts. We turn to you for God’s thoughts. May all the ends of the earth remember and turn to you.

In this special time of Lent, we open our hearts to your spirit of transformation.

Bless your churches and priests throughout the world, who serve in love through many faiths, with your truth and guidance. Bless Emmanuel Church, and the hands and hearts who serve our church and outreach to our island community. We pray for our beloved Fr. Berto, Fr. Hugh, Bishop Gregory, and Presiding Bishop Michael, especially in these powerful days of Lent.

Jesus Christ came down to be the true bread which gives life to the world. Make us alive together with Christ, as you have created us to be. 

Bless those who seek a renewal of purpose and passion for your love during this time of reflection and meditation. 

Dear Lord Christ, open our hearts, to know we can never be separated from your steadfast love.

Dear Lord, we pray for our nation, for the strength of our new President and elected representatives to be humbled by their responsibility to serve all people with respect and equality. There is so much work to do, such great calling for compassion.

May we all know and trust in the immeasurable power of your grace and love, through Jesus Christ.

We pray for the earth, the environment, and for all creatures here below, as we witness the devastating effects of the climate crisis. We pray for your hand to come upon the world for strong leadership, wisdom and urgent reform to live in harmony with the natural world. 

In you God, we put our faith, hope and trust that we will cease destruction of our fragile earth. You have created all things for a purpose.

We pray with compassion for those who suffer in the world, for those in need of clean water, food, clothing, shelter and safety for their families. Bless and help those who have lost their homes, their jobs, and their loved ones. We are all your children Lord.

Lord, we are so grateful for your abundant blessings upon us. We pray for your care for those who suffer and struggle for survival.

We pray for each person who makes a difference in our own life, and for those in the world who serve others in ways large and small. Bless the front line responders to tragedy and illness, the dedicated medical teams, the long term care givers. Bless the teachers who have created new ways of inspiring our children during the pandemic, and who long for classroom connection between students.

Dear Lord, thank you for your angels at work in our world. Love is the power.

We pray for all who have passed from our sight into your heavenly kingdom, all who are in need, as you know our hearts and struggles, and especially for those on our parish prayer list:

Dear Lord, may each of us be strengthened by your love and healing. We shine through your grace.

 Dear Lord, You are our refuge and our stronghold, in whom we put our trust. Open our hearts in our meditations this Lent to the richness of our being, as you have given us the gift of life, and the joy of service.

We pray in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ, forever.

Let us pray for those celebrating Birthdays this week: 
O God, our times are in your hand: Look with favor, we pray, on your servants, Majean Palmer (3/7) and Chris Bennett (3/10) as they begin another year.  Grant that they may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen their trust in your goodness all the days of their lives, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Let us pray for those celebrating wedding anniversaries this week:   

Celebrating God, whose love enfolds the whole of life, who calls us into union with you and with one another, and who in creation blessed the partnership of marriage: on their wedding anniversary, grant to your servants Dave & Cristal Kirkpatrick (3/12) and to all who celebrate with them, thankful hearts for all that is past, joyful hearts for this day’s blessings and hopeful hearts for what is still to come. In the name of God the Maker, Son and Spirit, one God in community.  Amen.